Most Recent Messages in Complications

Syncope

I had two episodes where I thought I would pass out from the ectopic beats prior to my PM and today three months after placement I had a short episode where I felt I was going out. I was hopeful this wouldn't occur after my PM. My heart rate was in the 70s so I probably wasn't pacing at the time. It scared me. Also had a little nausea an hour or so after walking 4 miles. Felt good while walking.  Last night I had some tachycardia for a short time while lying down. Perha...

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ANESTHESIA & PACEMAKER

Hello Fellow PaceMaker Users!

I have to have a routine (I don't want to type the name of it) - everyone over 50 supposed to have it  everyone 10 yrs. to prevents colon cancer & you drink a horrible drink the night before (you guessed it).

I'd like to know if anyone's ANESTHESIA affected their pacemaker?  AND/OR if your gastro doctor found a polyp to remove did that procedure affect your pacemaker?

THX TO ANYONE WHO REPLIES FOR ME.

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Small 2mm-3mm mobile clot appearing to attach to RA lead near prosthetic tricuspid

Just got some TEE results uploaded to my electronic records today.  My current cardiologist mentioned nothing of the discovery of a 2-3mm mobile vegetation (sonographer said possibly fibrin) in my right atrium where my atrial lead is brushing near my porcean tricuspid valve.  It says the mass is mobile but appears to be attached to the lead.  I am not on anticoagulants.  Is this something I should be concerned about? Clot or vegetation in my atrium sounds like a bad thing?...

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life

has anyones doctors tell you what other factors lie with pacemaker? i mean does it fix your problem and should just go on living life like youo want? What can i expect later in life with my heat condition. i am in complete heart block or was before my devise.

 

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The Saga Continues.....

Over the past week I have been experiencing blood pressure drops. I can't catch them in the act but I sure feel them. Out of no where I feel extremely weak, flush, almost disoriented and then anxious. These arent panic attacks. These are different. I've noticed they happen when I'm hungry but I'm not a diabetic. Just had all my levels checked and everything is normal. I've also been to the ER three times in 10 days for chest pain, dizziness, and these blood pressure drops....

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Feeling worse than before pacemaker

I had my pacemaker placed about a month ago, I had the implant done due to Uncontrolled AFib , however , I seem to feel worse now than before the pacemaker. I completely understand the recovery period and that things will take a while to feel normal, but , I feel worse as time goes by and my symptoms are getting worse! I have shortness of breath and seem to have a slight cough,my heart rate increases on its own and wakes me up at night, feeling tense all over and can't seem to be abl...

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weird and ongoing situation

Hey there, Its Ahamad here I love to join the club, so I born with third degree heart block got dual chamber pacemaker in 2013 things were going very well till 2020 when in March 2020 I started feeling some shortness of breath and went to my cardiologist. He did echo and tell that your EF decrease to 45% but he said your heart is little weak. They upgrade my pacemaker to Crt pacemaker but I still having complications its been almost four months now, my heart beat very fast and having some nau...

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Low blood pressure

Hi everyone.

On Dec. 5, 2019, I had a pacemaker implanted. After about 3 weeks, I started feeling light-headed and had difficulty concentrating, sometimes feeling like I might faint. My normal blood pressure prior to this implant was approximately 136/80. In recent months, my blood pressure is now much lower, approximately 100/60. I have spoken to numerous doctors and cardiologists and they have not been able to explain any of these changes, saying that this is relatively normal. I...

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Weightlifting

I'm 22 years old and I had my pacemaker implanted under the skin in my chest earlier this year. I enjoy my weightlifting and I'm quite lean so the pacemaker is clearly visible under my skin.
 

When I do chest exercises like bench press, the side of the pacemaker where the leads go in, pushes at the skin from below leaving a clear outline of that side of the pacemaker. I don't mind this but what I'm concerned about is if this could damage the skin...

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Redness on old scar

Hi All,

My pacemaker is 9 years old, likely to be replaced next year.

I've never had any issues with it but i woke up this morning with slight redness at one end of my scar. It looks like perhaps a little red bump and then red around it like when maybe I have scratched it or got a spot that broke. 

Should I speak to my GP about it or just keep an eye to see how it goes? I was so aware of infection when it was new but not sure if i need to be concerned now?

I a...

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Pain after 3rd pacemaker replacement

I am a gal who is 78 yrs. old and on July 28th I had my 2nd pacemaker replaced with a Medtronic MRI Surescan pacemaker.  After my 1st & 2nd pacemaker surgeries, I had minor incision pain for only a few days.  This third surgery has been very different.  I have extreme pain that feels like something is tugging on the incision.  The first two pacemakers used the same vertical incision, but this third one is horizontal and located adjacent to the previous incisions. ...

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Relocation?

I spoke via Zoom with my cardiologist this past Monday. One thing he expressed concern over, and yes I've had some problems with this, is how high up my device is. In truth, I can feel it hit my left collar bone when I am at work. I have had my device about two months now and am getting used to it being part of my life. However, when I move my left arm, there is some discomfort. My cardiologist suggested that perhaps we should consider having it moved down and little more to my left. Has...

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Mobitz Type II Second Degree Heart Block

Hi all,

I've documented previously on here the problems I encountered post implant but I have a few things I'm throwing out as though I'm starting from scratch;

I was diagnosed with Mobitz Type II Second Degree Heart Block, I'm 57
I was fitted with a Medtronic Ensura PM on 10th Feburary 2020
It is a dual chamber unit but was set initially to single chamber pacing.
My recovery after the procedure was virtually non existent, in fact I...

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Changes...

Ok..this forum has always reassured me.  It is time again.

Got up this morning and dizziness hit me as soon as I got out of bed.  

Worked in yard for 2 days and muscles are sore so was not surprised with that.

My pm is running down. They say the 3month window should occured in Oct. They have me calling in with the remote check every month. I am due to call this sat.  I have never been a fan of remote test but in today's world it is what Dr offices wan...

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Uneasiness in middle of chest

Had my pacemaker surgery 6 days ago, ok for the first couple of days, the last 3 days been having an uneasiness in middle of chest , my heart rate is 66, my BP is 144 over 80. Didn't have this uneasiness before . But I am belching alot more and alot more gas. It really concerned me a couple of days ago, go back to see my doctor tomorrow.  They put it in because my heart rate was really low, and my heart stop 3 times over the last 2 years and stop once while I was driving and had a ba...

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Advice needed. Heart rate accelerating with very little movement!

Hey all,

Need some input/advice!  I have CHB with a Medtronic dual chamber atrial sensing rate responsive pacer.  The last few weeks, and with increasing frequency my heart rate has been rising up to 120-180 plus (measured via pulse oximeter) when barely moving or even just standing. If I am laying down I am ok, car rides seem to activate it as well.  I get shortness of breath and major palpitations when it happens and upon laying down it will take up to 30 min to fu...

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Feeling worst-CRT pacemaker

I too have a CRT pacemaker( following complications after having a dual lead pacemaker ) causing the left side of my heart to be out of synchronisation with the right.         Mine was implanted almost 3 months ago.         I agree with Gemita, go back to your doctor because you should be feeling well.                Are you on any medication that could cause lightheadedness? You shouldn’...

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Feeling worst

Hey guys! I Born with the third degree heart block and    Implanted my dual chamber pacemaker in 2013, i was doing great untill 2020 when i start feeling little short of breath. I went to the my cardiologist he did echo and said everything looks fine just ef drop to 45% its just little low. Since i was feeling symptoms my dr advice me that they can upgrade to CRt pacemaker. On 19 may, 2020 implanted crt device, I was having complications after the surgery I still having shortness of...

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Can a defibrillator move?

I had mine planted about 3 weeks ago and the "box" was directly below the incision but it seems to have dropped about an inch. I've left a message at the clinic but 12 hours later I've not had a response and I'm getting anxious about it. I went for a really gentle run yesterday so wondering if that caused it. No one said I shouldn't.

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Are hiccups changing my rhythm?

Hey, a bit of back story! I am a 27 year old female and have had my pacemaker for 3 years. I had SVT which was ablated twice, then I developed a third degree heart block and went into ventricular standstill - mainly at night. So the pacemaker went in! It's dual chamber, set at 50-150 and is only on demand. 
I am new to this group and have many questions about all your experiences! But my question today is... I get a random hiccup/burp type thing and then have...

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